Born and brought up in London, England, I moved to Canada in 2003 to do my PhD at the Montreal Neurological Institute. During this time I came to understand growth and healing as core values that I want to manifest during my life’s work. My overall aim is to help my clients grow to express their own values and health through my careful listening and supportive responding (both verbal and tactile). My particular interest is in helping to heal emotional states that become segregated by difficult life experiences and walled off in the mind and body.
I am a professional massage therapist with a private practice on the Montreal Plateau, as well as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in training at the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis. I am also a member of the Montreal Trauma and Dissociation work group, and a participant in the montreal groupe d’étude sur l’intersubjectivité. I worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Mental Health Research in Ottawa using brain imaging to explore the link between emotional trauma, dissociation, and mental health and well being.